DAVID GIONGCO Caltrans Local Assistance Engineer

DLA-OB 14-01: New Categorical Exclusions

Division of Local Assistance Office Bulletin 14-01 was posted today to explain the two new classes of categorical exclusions (CE) amended in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):

  • Projects Within an Existing Operational Right-of-Way – 23 CFR 771.117(c)(22)
  • Project Receiving Limited Federal Funding – 23 CRF 771.117(c)(23)

The Office Bullentin also discusses revisions to the Categorical Exclusion Checklist (LAPM Exhibit 6-E) and the Categorical Exemption/Categorical Exclusion Determination Form (LAPM Exhibit 6-F).

These CEs, which became effective February 12, 2014, may assist in streamlining the delivery of some of your projects.